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Nutritional Benefits of Passion Fruit

Updated on August 28, 2011

Superfood for a healthy You

Passion Fruit...it is easy to become passionate for this highly aromatic fruit. In this lense we will show you how not only your taste buds will benefit from this godly fruit, but you will also discover the amazing healing properties of this gem of fruit.

"A Passion Fruit a day, keeps the insomnia away"

passion fruit is a high source of Vitamin C, A, Potassium, Iron and dietary fiber.

Passion fruit also known as "purple granadilla" is a tropical fruit with an orange pulpy inside and edible seeds. It is a highly aromatic fruit to tantalize the senses and promote an overall calming effect.

Passion Fruit can be eaten raw directly out of the rind, or squeezed into a fresh cup of juice. It is a wise snacking option, one cup of raw passion fruit is low in fat (1.6g),a healthy combination of protein (5.2g) and carbohydrates (55g)and is a high source of Vitamin C, A, Potassium, Iron and dietary fiber.

In addition to being an excellent source of your daily dietary needs Passion Fruit has been known to help relieve anxiety, muscle tension, headaches, and insomnia.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps protect your body from heart disease and cancer. Vitamin C boosts your immune system, and helps you heal from injuries.

Vitamin A is important in helping fight infection, improve vision, protection for your body against cancer and heart disease.

Potassium is an electrolyte that helps maintain your body fluid levels. Getting your daily requirement of potassium can help lower your blood pressure, help to maintain muscle energy, aid with arthritic symptoms, control seizures, relieve headaches and promote faster healing.

Iron helps to boost your energy level, aids in restful sleep, improves immunity, and most importantly helps transport oxygen through your blood.

Fiber is essential to help prevent constipation, lower cholesterol and excess blood fats.

"A Passion Fruit a day, keeps the insomnia away"

by Dominique Storm

Passion Fruit Vine Tincture - A Natural Mood Enhancer

There are countless testimonials to the mood enhancing properties of the Passion Fruit Vine. The easiest way to get the effect is through taking some extract.

Medicinal properties

Passion Fruit is a Cancer Killer!

The juice but mainly the leaves of passion fruit contain the alkaloids, including Harman, which has blood pressure lowering, sedative and antispasmodic action. The passion fruit leaves are used in many countries as medicines.

The flower of passion fruit has a mild sedative and can help to induce sleep. Passion flower has been used in the treatment of nervous and easily excited children, bronchial asthma, insomnia, nervous gastrointestinal disorders and menopausal problems. Passion flower is sometimes used as a mild hallucinogen.

Anti-cancer effect

Researchers at the University of Florida have found that yellow passion fruit extracts can kill cancer cells in vitro. The phytochemicals which are responsible for this anti-cancer effect are carotenoids and polyphenols.

Reduction of asthma symptoms

A study by Watson and his co-workers showed that the consumption of purple passion fruit peel extract can reduce asthma symptoms. They selected 42 patients received an oral administration of purple passion fruit extract. The passion fruit extract supplementation reduced the wheezing by 75 percent and increased forced vital capacity.

Antioxidants

Researchers in a University of Florida study found that this climbing vine plant from the passiflora tree has even more going for it. They found that passion fruit extract could actually kill cancer cells in vitro. The phytochemiclas found in passion fruit that are responsible for this anti-cancer effect are carotenoids and polyphenols.

Wait there's more research that proves that the Gods have sent passion fruit to us. In an Arizona College of Public Health study, the peel from passion fruit may help asthmatics ease their wheezing. They believe the antioxidants from the peel may aid in reducing the wheezing, and the flavonoids can actually help reduce allergic reactions and inflammation.

Best for you and a cancer fighter! - Passion Fruit Juice!

Or just eat them of the vine fresh sweet and sour!

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      Diane Barrios 2 years ago

      this is interesting. i recommend Markizza passion fruit juice on Amazon. the taste is just perfect.

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      mynaturalremedies 5 years ago

      @inkhand : can I have one please. I really need passion fruits right know.

      Nice lens btw. A lot of Vit A which means good to improve eyesight.

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      I love passion fruits, there's tons growing in our backyard. A fun lens.

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      AprilMonth 5 years ago

      Ii don't really like passion fruits as it taste sour, and the flesh is 'jelly like' kind of taste. But anything sour and bitter is always good for our health!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you, I am really enjoying learning about the benefits of Passion fruit.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I didn't know passion fruit had so many beneficial properties. As someone who suffers from allergies/asthma I will look into it.

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